Wednesday / 11 / April / 2012
Mike Vass: Vancouver #1-13 (Notes for a report...)
For their contribution to First Among Equals, Marginal Utility has organized a series of installations in the exhibition.
On June 26th & 27th, 2010, the largest mass arrest in Canadian history took place in Toronto. These arrests were in response to acts of vandalism that occurred when a small group of black-clad âanarchistsâ broke off from a large, peaceful march protesting the G20 meeting that was taking place in the city that weekend. In the 36 hours that followed over 1,000 people were arrested. Hundreds of items were confiscated during the arrests, including many cameras containing thousands of photographs and hours of amateur video.
A video essay about security and protest in the society of the spectacle, Vancouver #1-13 (Notes for a report...) mixes documentary and fiction to examine the gray areas between surveillance, observation, and fabulation.